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  • Date:19 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Madejski Stadium
  • Attendance:16,934
  • Hunt (49)
  • Weimann (26)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:33 +2.33

Marvin Sordell sends in a cross, Ross Jenkins takes a shot. Save by Alex McCarthy.

90:44 +0.44

Andy Griffin crosses the ball, Adam Thompson makes a clearance.

90:09 +0.09

Centre by Andy Griffin.

88:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Harte by Marvin Sordell. Alex McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.

87:43

Hal Robson-Kanu challenges Adam Thompson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

86:01

John Eustace is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.

85:55

Centre by Marvin Sordell, clearance made by Matt Mills.

85:39

Shane Long concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Loach. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

85:07

Effort on goal by Matt Mills from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

84:35

Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff played to the near post, Daniel Drinkwater manages to make a clearance.

83:45

(Reading) makes a substitution, with Alex McCarthy coming on for Adam Federici.

81:15

Hal Robson-Kanu comes on in place of Brian Howard.

79:49

The ball is swung over by Jimmy Kebe.

78:54

Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff.

78:35

Jimmy Kebe crosses the ball, Simon Church takes a shot. Adam Thompson gets a block in.

78:16

The ball is crossed by Lee Hodson, Matt Mills manages to make a clearance.

77:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Thompson by Shane Long. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

76:51

Simon Church takes a shot. Martin Taylor gets a block in.

76:28

Centre by Jimmy Kebe, save by Scott Loach.

73:35

Inswinging corner taken by Don Cowie from the left by-line played to the near post, Shane Long makes a clearance.

73:25

Marvin Sordell takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

72:25

Adrian Mariappa concedes a free kick for a foul on Shane Long. Ian Harte restarts play with the free kick.

70:53

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.

70:29

Jimmy Kebe crosses the ball, Daniel Drinkwater makes a clearance.

69:42

Handball by Brian Howard. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

68:38

Andy Griffin produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.

68:32

The ball is sent over by Shane Long, clearance made by John Eustace.

67:34

Jimmy Kebe crosses the ball.

66:57

Shane Long produces a cross, clearance by Lee Hodson.

65:57

Noel Hunt goes off and Simon Church comes on.

65:38

Ross Jenkins is brought on as a substitute for Matthew Whichelow.

64:59

Don Cowie takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Shane Long makes a clearance.

64:52

Centre by Marvin Sordell, blocked by Matt Mills.

63:30

Centre by Lee Hodson.

63:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Graham by Noel Hunt. John Eustace takes the free kick.

62:02

The ball is sent over by Jimmy Kebe, Adam Thompson makes a clearance.

61:23

John Eustace is adjudged to have handled the ball. Ian Harte takes the free kick.

60:16

Corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard from the right by-line to the near post, save by Scott Loach.

59:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Long by Adrian Mariappa. Ian Harte takes the direct free kick.

58:08

Centre by Jobi McAnuff.

57:23

Corner taken by Brian Howard.

53:49

Stephen McGinn leaves the field to be replaced by Daniel Drinkwater.

51:55

(Watford) makes a substitution, with Marvin Sordell coming on for Andreas Weimann.

50:58

Don Cowie takes the outswinging corner, Martin Taylor takes a shot. Ian Harte makes a clearance.

50:08

Ivar Ingimarsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andreas Weimann. Direct free kick taken by Adrian Mariappa.

49:08

Noel Hunt gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the top right corner of the goal. Reading 1-1 Watford.Corner taken by Brian Howard, the assist for the goal came from Brian Howard.

48:07

Centre by Noel Hunt, Lee Hodson gets a block in.

47:24

A cross is delivered by Shane Long, Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.

45:41 +0.41

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Adrian Mariappa gets a block in.

43:24

Brian Howard takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.

42:44

Noel Hunt takes a shot. Adrian Mariappa gets a block in.

41:52

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jobi McAnuff, save by Scott Loach.

41:45

Andy Griffin crosses the ball, clearance by John Eustace.

41:16

Brian Howard receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

40:32

Adam Thompson challenges Shane Long unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Brian Howard.

39:24

Ian Harte delivers the ball, Martin Taylor makes a clearance.

38:12

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff, Andreas Weimann manages to make a clearance.

37:56

Brian Howard takes a shot. Adam Thompson gets a block in.

37:45

Jimmy Kebe decides to take a short corner.

37:33

Mikele Leigertwood takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.

37:17

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Blocked by Adrian Mariappa.

37:06

A cross is delivered by Ian Harte, clearance by Lee Hodson.

35:57

The ball is swung over by Jimmy Kebe.

35:02

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard from the right by-line.

34:16

Centre by Brian Howard, save by Scott Loach.

33:58

The ball is delivered by Brian Howard, Andreas Weimann makes a clearance.

33:43

Short corner taken by Jimmy Kebe from the right by-line.

31:28

Andreas Weimann takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

30:07

Matthew Whichelow crosses the ball, Danny Graham takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

29:45

Jimmy Kebe sends in a cross, Don Cowie gets a block in.

29:27

A cross is delivered by Jobi McAnuff, clearance by Lee Hodson.

28:46

Don Cowie takes a shot. Blocked by Matt Mills.

26:35

A goal is scored by Andreas Weimann from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Reading 0-1 Watford.Assist on the goal came from Danny Graham.

26:16

The ball is crossed by Adam Thompson.

25:37

Andy Griffin crosses the ball.

24:34

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Brian Howard, John Eustace makes a clearance.

24:02

Andreas Weimann is caught offside. Adam Federici takes the indirect free kick.

23:19

Short corner worked by Jimmy Kebe.

23:02

Centre by Ian Harte, Stephen McGinn manages to make a clearance.

22:35

The ball is delivered by Jimmy Kebe, Adam Thompson makes a clearance.

21:27

Effort from deep inside the area by Matthew Whichelow misses to the right of the goal.

20:49

John Eustace fouled by Mikele Leigertwood, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.

19:35

Adam Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte.

19:00

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Adrian Mariappa gets a block in.

17:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martin Taylor by Shane Long. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.

17:08

The ball is sent over by Brian Howard, Scott Loach makes a save.

15:54

Matthew Whichelow has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

14:53

Andreas Weimann produces a cross, Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Danny Graham goes wide of the right-hand upright.

14:05

Mikele Leigertwood has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

13:58

Jimmy Kebe delivers the ball, John Eustace manages to make a clearance.

13:29

Brian Howard delivers the ball, clearance made by Martin Taylor.

8:07

The ball is crossed by Andy Griffin.

7:16

Ian Harte delivers the ball, Shane Long has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

6:27

John Eustace takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

5:45

Brian Howard challenges Stephen McGinn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

4:54

Outswinging corner taken by Don Cowie, Martin Taylor has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

4:39

Don Cowie sends in a cross.

4:13

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Don Cowie.

4:04

A cross is delivered by Matthew Whichelow, clearance by Ian Harte.

3:07

The ball is swung over by Matthew Whichelow, Matt Mills makes a clearance.

2:49

Don Cowie decides to take the corner short.

2:04

Jimmy Kebe produces a cross, clearance by Martin Taylor.

1:15

Corner from the right by-line taken by Brian Howard, save made by Scott Loach.

1:09

The ball is delivered by Jimmy Kebe, clearance by Martin Taylor.

Match Preview

Lucky Leigertwood back for Royals Reading have lucky charm Mikele Leigertwood back for the visit of Watford this weekend. On-loan QPR midfielder Leigertwood has not tasted defeat in the 11 games he has played for the club and will be back in the side after three games out through suspension. He will return as Brian McDermott's side look to end a run of five league games without a win. Fellow midfielder Jem Karacan serves the second of a three-game ban of his own but Jobi McAnuff returned from an ankle injury during the 1-1 draw at Sheffield United in midweek. Central defender Alex Pearce remains sidelined as he recovers from a thigh injury but striker Shane Long appears to be showing no discomfort from his recent hip problem. Long required injections to play for club and country in recent weeks but took his tally to 11 goals in 14 games with the opener at Bramall Lane. Fellow forward Mathieu Manset is a doubt after he picked up a calf niggle. Adam Thompson could make his full league debut for Watford. The teenage right-back came off the bench to score the equaliser in the midweek draw with Preston and could be in from the start in place of Lloyd Doyley at the Madejski Stadium. Doyley has been struggling with a hamstring injury and was replaced at the break on Tuesday by the impressive Thompson. Matt Whichelow also came on at half-time to score and could replace Danny Drinkwater in Malky Mackay's plans. Winger Will Buckley is out with an ankle injury while striker Marvin Sordell could come in after fully recovering from his recent foot injury. Youngster Michael Bryan is still missing with an ankle injury and completes the injury list for the Hornets.

Formation:442Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

Formation: 442Manager: Malky Mackay

Watford

  • Adam Federici
  • Andy Griffin
  • Ivar Ingimarsson
  • Matt Mills
  • Ian Harte
  • Jobi McAnuff
  • Mikele Leigertwood
  • Brian Howard
  • Jimmy Kebe
  • Shane Long
  • Noel Hunt
  • SUBS
  • Alex McCarthy
  • Brynjar Gunnarsson
  • Jay Tabb
  • Zurab Khizanishvili
  • Michail Antonio
  • Simon Church
  • Hal Robson-Kanu

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Match Report

Hunt rescues point for Royals Noel Hunt's second-half strike was enough to give Reading a point as they drew 1-1 with Watford at the Madejski Stadium. Andreas Weimann's first-half strike was cancelled out by Hunt after the break as an entertaining game petered out into a draw. The point means both the Royals and the Hornets have now failed to register a win in their last six league games and stay in the mid-table region of the npower Championship. Reading looked the more dangerous early on with Jimmy Kebe lively down the right and after the winger broke clear, he delivered a dangerous ball across the face of the box but the Watford defence were equal to the danger and cleared their lines. The visitors responded with John Eustace testing Adam Federici before Martin Taylor headed just over the crossbar as the Hornets applied the pressure. The Royals attacked and after Andy Griffin and Kebe combined brilliantly down the right-hand side, the ball found Jobi McAnuff but his shot went inches wide of the post. Watford held their own and had a great chance on 21 minutes but Matthew Whichelow could not hit the target with a left-footed strike after he did so well to wriggle his way into the penalty area. The visitors looked threatening going forward and got their reward on 27 minutes when poor Reading defending allowed Weimann space in the area and the on-loan Aston Villa striker made no mistake as he thumped the ball into the back of the net after his initial shot was blocked. The Hornets started to dominate and could have gone further in front but 16-goal striker Danny Graham was twice denied spectacularly by Federici while defender Matt Mills had a header that just went wide as the Royals tried to find a way back into the contest. Scott Loach was called into action on the stroke of half-time when the goalkeeper had to parry a Mikele Leigertwood shot to safety. Loach had to be alert a minute after the interval when he scrambled McAnuff's header away but the Royals drew level on 47 minutes when Hunt nodded into an empty goal after Howard's cross had rebounded off the bar. The home side pushed hard to find the all-important third goal, with Kebe and McAnuff proving to be a nuisance for the visitors' defence all afternoon. Substitute Simon Church wasted a great chance to score the winner on 77 minutes as Kebe laid the ball perfectly into the striker's path but the Wales international failed to direct his shot on target. Reading made all the running late on but were unable to find a winner. end

Form Guide

    WDDLLD
  • Reading
  • VS
  • Watford
  • WLDLLD

Last Meetings

  • Watford
  • 1 - 1
  • Reading
  • 20/11/2010
  • Watford
  • 3 - 0
  • Reading
  • 24/04/2010
  • Reading
  • 1 - 1
  • Watford
  • 26/09/2009
  • Reading
  • 4 - 0
  • Watford
  • 09/01/2009
  • Watford
  • 2 - 2
  • Reading
  • 20/09/2008
  • Reading
  • 0 - 0
  • Watford
  • 11/03/2006

Top Scorers

Reading

  • S Long 9
  • JB Kebe 5
  • N Hunt 4
  • S Church 4
  • I Harte 3
  • J McAnuff 3
  • M Mills 2
  • J Karacan 2
  • M Leigertwood 1
  • A Pearce 1
  • H Robson-Kanu 1
  • M Manset 1
  • M Antonio 1

Watford

  • D Graham 15
  • M Sordell 10
  • J Eustace 5
  • M Taylor 4
  • W Buckley 4
  • M Whichelow 3
  • S McGinn 2
  • T Deeney 2
  • D Cowie 1
  • A Mariappa 1
  • A Weimann 1
  • A Thompson 1

Goals

Reading

    • Total goals 79
    • Goals per game 45
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 14 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Watford

    • Total goals 90
    • Goals per game 56
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 11 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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